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06-04-2009 04:58 AM  9 years agoPost 1
iceman320

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I recently bought a belt cp. with the fm radio system. but now would like to upgrade to a glitch free 2.4 ghz radio. But i'm torn between the futaba 6ex with the fasst technology, and the dx6i. and I wanted to know which radio you guys would recommend and which one would be the easiest for someone that's new to helis to setup. thanks.

esky belt cp 450, just built exi 450 pro, trext 500esp, trex 600esp

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06-04-2009 05:13 AM  9 years agoPost 2
what_the_helli

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I have not used the futaba but the dx6i is super easy to program. the scroll button will have you spoiled in no time

I put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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06-04-2009 05:32 AM  9 years agoPost 3
TmMugen

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How about DX7? Alan Szabo's preffered radio? hehehehehe.

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06-04-2009 07:00 AM  9 years agoPost 4
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Go for DX7. You need 7 channels if you are running Nitro and a Gov.

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06-04-2009 11:54 AM  9 years agoPost 5
BarracudaHockey

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The 6ex doesn't have sub trims, I'd get a 7 channel, especially if you think at any point you might move up to nitro.

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06-04-2009 03:49 PM  9 years agoPost 6
iceman320

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ok thanks for the help guys I will probably go with the dx6i then I would like a dx7 but it's a bit pricy and I don't plan on getting into the nitro helis.so I think the dx6i will work just fine. anyway thanks for the help guys.

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06-04-2009 04:21 PM  9 years agoPost 7
Tomas Ahl

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If you have flying buddies that have already invested in one system or the other I'd recommend you to chose the same system as they have because this will make it easier for them to help you learn how to handle the equipment.

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06-04-2009 05:16 PM  9 years agoPost 8
Vibe Ration

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Check this out!

Vibe 50, CopterX 450, Gaui 200EX, DX7se

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06-05-2009 03:43 AM  9 years agoPost 9
iceman320

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well I don't really have any flying buddies, I don't really have any buddies at all for that matter. and the guy that has been helping me lives 30 miles away. and has a 500 dollar radio system, so I know that I can't afford that. but he uses a futaba 10c radio with the fasst system and he says that it's great.so I guess I have some thinking to do, I like that the specktrum radio only take 4 AA batteries though.

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06-05-2009 01:16 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Steff Giguere

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I agree, if you think you will want an other heli later on, then you should get the best radio you can afford, with at least 7 channels. I own a Futaba 10C FASST and really like it.

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06-06-2009 12:43 AM  9 years agoPost 11
iceman320

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do the futaba radios with the fasst technology have a sub trims menu like the specktrum radios do?

esky belt cp 450, just built exi 450 pro, trext 500esp, trex 600esp

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06-06-2009 02:09 AM  9 years agoPost 12
BarracudaHockey

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The 6 channel does not, the rest of them do. Kind of like I said in my first post.

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06-06-2009 05:33 AM  9 years agoPost 13
dkshema

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FWIW -- don't know this guy, but here's a 2.4 GHz Futaba 7C TRANSMITTER for a killer price if it works and is in good shape:

http://www.runryder.com/t518834p1/?top=1244262605

Pick up a receiver for a good price, you're in business.

I vote for a DX7 myself. DX6i in a pinch, but for a few dollars more, the DX7 will spoil you. Shop around, you can find decent ones used at ressonable prices if you don't want to pay new prices.

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06-06-2009 05:37 AM  9 years agoPost 14
RappyTappy

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My vote for DX7. I've owned $1K+ radios before and it just ain't worth it unless you're into the bling. If want all bearing gimbals, $15 will make the sticks like any other 'high end' bench programmers happy radios out there. I've had my DX7 since they first came out and not had a single problem with it or the receiver. I will be getting a DX7se before this years out though, even faster response and I trust any heli regardless of price to Spektrum.

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06-06-2009 06:19 AM  9 years agoPost 15
Raffy

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which radio system should I get
I finally got my First 2.4 GHz radio and it's the Spektrum DX7SE!
Replacing all old electronics, I also got the AR7100R and JR 8717 servos. Will see how the R50SE flies tomorrow.

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06-06-2009 08:13 AM  9 years agoPost 16
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8717s will make a difference.

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06-06-2009 01:12 PM  9 years agoPost 17
jbdww

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I would say you should get a DX7. You do not wont to buy something now and then have to buy again because you need that extra channel. Also with a DX7 you get more programming features, and 20 models in the radio. You can find DX7's in RR Classifieds for really cheap.
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06-06-2009 03:03 PM  9 years agoPost 18
JRjoe

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Invest in a GOOD radio. Anything less than 7 channels is wasting your money. IMO

Check out the classifieds there are some good deals to be had there.


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06-07-2009 01:48 AM  9 years agoPost 19
tadawson

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I would say you should get a DX7. You do not wont to buy something now and then have to buy again because you need that extra channel.
Which is exactly why I would recommend *AGAINST* a DX7. 7 channels runs out very quickly! For Helis, I like 8 or 9 . . . such as an Airtronics RD8000, JR9303, Futaba 10C, Multiplex Evo 9, etc.

The DX7 may be cheap, but you get what you pay for . . .

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06-07-2009 01:51 AM  9 years agoPost 20
duceduc

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If you don't plan on using more than 7 channel in the near future, DX7 is a great radio to have.

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